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  • noun (Chem.) An artificial alkaloid of complex composition, resembling thalline and used as an antipyretic, -- whence its name.

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  • noun organic chemistry An artificial alkaloid resembling thalline, used as an antipyretic.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for "heat" + Latin fugere to flee.

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